About the role
This role will support the work of PACFA’s Psychotherapy Working Party. The Working Party was established by the PACFA Board to consider the future of psychotherapy as a profession in Australia with a focus on psychotherapy training.The Working Party is undertaking a range of activities in relation to psychotherapy training. This includes developing new standards for the formation of psychotherapists, supporting the retention of existing psychotherapy training programs and the developing new training pathways for psychotherapy. The Working Party’s considerations are informed by recognition of a psychotherapist formation process that requires a distinct training approach.
- Senior consulting role with PACFA, peak body for psychotherapy and counselling
- Consultancy of approximately 15 hours per week for up to one year
PACFA is recruiting a psychotherapist as a Psychotherapy Liaison Consultant to support the work of PACFA’s Psychotherapy Working Party. The Working Party is undertaking a range of activities in relation to psychotherapy training. This includes developing new standards for the formation of psychotherapists, supporting the retention of existing psychotherapy training programs and the developing new training pathways for psychotherapy.
Reporting to the Working Party and the PACFA Board and liaising with the PACFA Office, the Consultant will research and map psychotherapy training options, consult psychotherapy training providers to inform the development of new standards for the formation of psychotherapists, and support training providers to get accreditation of their courses or to develop new training programs for the formation of psychotherapists. The Consultant will also assess other psychotherapists for recognition by PACFA’s College of Psychotherapy.
To apply you will be a senior and experienced psychotherapist with demonstrated relationship-building and stakeholder engagement skills. You will have high-level written and verbal communication skills, familiarity with the training process for psychotherapists and with the psychotherapy and counselling education sector and the AQF requirements. A background as a trainer of psychotherapists would be desirable.
The Consultant will ideally be based at the PACFA Office in North Fitzroy in Victoria but for the right person, we can also consider an interstate consultant to work remotely. An attractive consultancy fee will be negotiated, depending on experience. The consultancy will be for up to one year with a commitment of approximately 15 hours per week. Some interstate travel may be required.
About the organisation
PACFA, the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia, is the leading peak body for the psychotherapy and counselling profession in Australia and a professional association for practitioners, educators, students and related professionals.
How to apply for this role
Applicants are required to submit a CV and a short statement (maximum 3 pages) addressing the selection criteria set out in the Consultancy Overview.
Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.
Please submit applications to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9am on Monday 29 July 2019. There will be an interview process in early August.
Please quote in application: Psychotherapy Liaison – Consultant Position via Pro Bono Australia.